What Is Gutter Guard?
Gutter guard (also referred to as gutter protection, leaf guard) is a product that has been developed to prevent damage and the inconvenience caused by clogged gutters in residential and commercial buildings.
A gutter guard will STOP birds from entering the roof via the gutters which is the most prominent point of entry for birds. Birds nesting in your roof space can cause disease and other nasty health risks as bird droppings, feathers and even lice can find its way into your home, not to mention the noise and disturbance they can cause. From late winter through to spring and even as late as summer, birds will be looking for a safe place to nest and feed their young. When gutter guard is installed correctly for bird proofing, it is a very effective solution.
Buildings without gutter guard typically have exposed gutters that catch and drain rainwater from roofs. Gutters are connected to downspouts and channel water down and away from a building to protect its structure. Over time, exposed gutters receive a build-up of leaves and debris that clogs gutters, which prevents water flow. If left unattended, the build-up of water and debris can cause irreversible damage to gutters including corrosion, as well as damage to the buildings’ walls and foundations. Preventing this damage requires regular gutter cleaning or the installation of gutter guards.
Gutter guards reduce the need for regular gutter cleaning as they help prevent the build-up of leaves and debris, allowing the gutters to maximise water follow and function as they are intended. They are most commonly an add-on to an existing gutter system that involves attaching or inserting material over the exposed gutter, to prevent debris entry whilst allowing water to easily flow through.
Aussie Gutter Protection is Australia’s leading gutter guard supplier
We have gutter guard solutions for all kinds of residential and commercial buildings. Our gutter guards are made from high-quality materials that are flexible and strong, so they will last a long time without needing replacement.
Gutter guards made from inferior materials may be affected by the expansion and contraction of metal guttering, which makes them less effective as protection and more vulnerable to stress damage. The flexibility of our gutter guard material means the guards expand and contract synchronously with the gutter, so there is no bending, warping, or shrinking of the material.
These gutter guards are also UV stabilized, so the sun will not cause premature deterioration of the material.
Better gutter guards by design
We designed our gutter guards to be able to cope with Australian conditions. This country has intense summers, crisp winters, and occasional severe storms. Possums, birds, and other creatures are also quite fond of running around on Aussie roofs. The development of our Tuffmesh (registered trademark) range of products exclusive to AGP (registered trademark) is engineered to withstand all these potential stressors, remaining firmly in place even in the toughest moments.
Naturally, our gutter guards are engineered to withstand all these potential stressors, remaining firmly in place even in the toughest moments.
Australian made quality
Buying your gutter guards from Aussie Gutter Protection means investing in Australian quality, and also helping to provide jobs here in Australia. We are family owned and operated since 2000. We have used Australian made products and accessories whenever possible and we provide strict quality control on any materials that we import to meet Australian standards.
Our products are at a minimum rated to Bushfire attack level (BAL) 11/19/29 and should you need BAL 40 of FZ level protection we have products that are suitable for those situations if you need more information on your situation see https://www.bushfireprone.com.au/what-is-a-bal/.
Some products that have been imported into Australia in the past have been found to contain toxic materials or to be unsuitable for use in other ways. When you want to have complete assurance that the products you use in your home are safe, and we have the testing certificates to prove it (ask another company to show you there testing for tank water) choose Aussie Gutter Protection
Protecting your gutters is important
Most people give too little thought to the importance of keeping gutters clean and in good condition until they experience an actual problem, and by then it’s too late to avoid costly repairs. In the worst cases, the damage caused can be so extensive it may require the rebuilding of an entire room.
Guttering is designed to handle temporary loads, which are in constant motion. What they’re not designed for is static heavy loads, and they’re certainly not designed to overflow gracefully. When litter is allowed to build up in the guttering, a number of serious problems can develop.
Gutters are made from thin sheet metal to keep construction costs as low as possible. As leaves and other debris build up in the gutter space, the mass gets heavier and heavier. Then it rains, and all those dry leaves act like sponges, soaking up water and becoming a soggy, heavy sludge.
The sludge blocks downpipes, and the excess weight puts stress on the brackets holding the guttering in place. At some point, a bracket is likely to lose the struggle, and will then give way. The guttering will buckle, and the roof or walls may be damaged. Water damage is also quite likely to occur.
Debris in the gutters is also a problem because it attracts birds. The birds will use debris from the gutters as nesting material, and they’ll also bathe in pooled water. This behaviour is also potentially bad for your guttering, creates a potential health risk, and may attract predatory species such as snakes and rats.
A professionally installed protective barrier is all it takes to keep these problems from affecting your home or business. This small investment will save you a lot of money, and also saves you the constant work of cleaning out debris from your gutters.
Get yours today by contacting Aussie Gutter Protection, the specialists in gutter guard products for Australian conditions.